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Norfolk Abortion Clinic Closing After 40 Years

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Norfolk abortion clinic is closing after 40 years in business.

Hillcrest Clinic director Suzette Caton says Virginia's new abortion clinic regulations, rising costs and decreased demand prompted the decision to close. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Saturday is the clinic's last day.

The Virginia Board of Health last week gave final approval to new regulations requiring abortion clinics to meet the same building standards as newly constructed hospitals. Caton says Hillcrest would have to spend about $500,000 on renovations to meet those standards.

Caton also says costs of supplies and staffing have increased. Meanwhile, the number of abortions at the clinic declined from 2,116 in 2009 to 1,629 last year.

Virginia has 20 abortion clinics. State officials say Hillcrest is the only one that is not seeking license renewal.

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